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Moore Trading Company

Register, Bulloch County GA


Register is a small community just outside Statesboro. When I first photographed there a few years ago a young man who was riding around with his little boy stopped to talk about the history of the place. He was a bit offended when I told him that I photographed ghost towns, pointing out that lots of people had begun moving back to the Register vicinity, to escape the seemingly endless growth of Statesboro. This made me think long and hard before identifying places as ghost towns on Vanishing South Georgia, but ultimately, a town whose commercial core has been completely forsaken qualifies in one sense as a ghost town. That said, there seems to be no shortage of people who want to leave the myriad problems of urban life in the rearview mirror and return to places where they grew up.


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Taken on November 30, 2011